Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of Mikhail Semenovich Shchepkin. Stained paper, an Italian and a white pencil (35.8 × 28.7 cm). [Moscow]. [16.III] 1858. Taras Shevchenko National Museum, inv. g – 826.
Bottom right – author's date and signature in white pencil: 1858 // Shevchenko.
In his diary on March 16, 1858 Shevchenko recorded: "Painted a portrait, not entirely successfully, Mykhailo Semenovich. The cause of the failure was first Maksimovich, and then Markovich. Very naive visitors. And they had not occurred saying that the wrong time visitor – worse than a Tatar".
In the paper Kalaushyn "T. Shevchenko in portraits and illustrations» [L., 1940, p. 150] erroneously dated 1859.
Storage areas: property of M. S. Shchepkin family, State Historical Museum, Moscow, Institute of Taras Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Gallery of pictures Shevchenko, Kharkiv, Taras Shevchenko Central Museum, Kyiv.
In 1898 exposed at an exhibition in memory of V. G. Belinsky ("Album of exhibition, organized by Society of the Russian literature lovers in memory of V. G. Belinsky", Moscow, 1898, Tab. 25), in 1939 – at the Republican Shevchenko Jubilee exhibition in Kyiv (Product, № 265), in 1951 – at the exhibition of fine arts Ukrainian SSR in Moscow (catalog, p. 105).
N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete Works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1963, v. 10, № 24 (image), p. 17 (note).